BG Thomas Tickner Visits USACE Alaska District's Alternate Care Facility
Ella Goss, CEO of Providence Alaska Medical Center, and Denise Smith, Continuum of Care director for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and chief nursing officer for the alternate care site, tour the alternate care facility at the Alaska Airlines Center on April 21 in Anchorage. After receiving a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District assisted the state by converting a portion of the arena into an alternate care site capable of treating up to 51 patients. The project was completed and turned over to state medical officials on April 17. Tickner praised the collaborative efforts of federal, state and local partners to lower the risk and keep Alaskans safe during the coronavirus health crisis.